[Door Sales Only - Cash Only Box Office] The ‘Festival of Youth’ is an opportunity for primary and intermediate schools to create a short performance (no longer than 5mins in length) based on a stimulus to explore their identity and how they fit into the world. This will then be performed at the ‘Festival of Youth’ allowing students to share, observe and celebrate their work with like-minded individuals. The ‘Festival of Youth’ is as an opportunity for teachers and students to engage with their chosen performance style (dance, kapa haka, theatre, film, song) to express what their community means to them.
The purpose of this event is to;
Promote the performing arts to primary and intermediate schools
Allow teachers to see how the performing arts can activate learning for students
Give access for students to express themselves using performing arts
Create opportunities for the Harcourts Hawke's Bay Arts Festival to collaborate with local performing arts organisations
Explore rich stimulus and allow students to dig deeper in the learning process
Create opportunities to break down barriers and allow people to come together from all generations, cultures and genders and celebrate being human
THE THEME THIS YEAR - ID: TUAKIRI (IDENTITY)
The Stimulus for this year’s Festival of Youth is ‘ID: Tuakiri. It is a full circle view into what it means to be us, right here, right now. What is our community like and how do we fit into it? Who are we and how do we represent this to others? This concept allows each school to explore their own identity and choose any form of performance to express themselves.
These leading questions are provocations to young minds. We encourage teachers to explore these questions and allow the group to formulate their opinions and decide how they wish to express themselves in performance.
All tickets are GENERAL ADMISSION
Concession = Gold Card Holders, Community Service Card Holders & Full Time Students with ID
Child = 16 Years & Under (selected shows only)
High School Student = (selected shows only)
|Tue Sep 24th||18:00 - 20:30|
|Napier Municipal Theatre|
|Child - 16 and under||$5|
If you have any issues buying your tickets, please contact the festival office on 06 651 2487 between the hours of 9am – 4pm or email the team